April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

Warm To The Core

Baby, it's cold outside.  Now that you have an ear worm to pester you for the day, let's talk about keeping the core of the body warm. The Asian cultures have [...]

Everyday Living With Asian Medicine & Holistic Nutrition–12 Week Program 2018-Dates coming soon

12 weeks (likely Wednesdays, 5-8)-Dates coming soon.  In my 24+ years of teaching and practice, one of the greatest things that I treasure and am most [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Classes, My Blogs|0 Comments

Gua Sha (Frictioning) Class–Watch for dates January 2018

2 Hours--Watch for Dates January or February $65 Have spoon, will gua sha... Once when walking down to the pool to swim, I realized that people were stopping to stare.  There [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Announcements, Asian Medicine Blog, Classes|0 Comments

Mushroom Hot Pot (Kinoko Nabe)

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for harvesting mushrooms–those fun little fungi that have marvelous healing benefits for the body. It seems that no one knows for sure how many [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Autumn recipes, My Blogs, Recipes, Spring recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Playing With Pumpkins & Winter Squash

“Squash would be great for you to eat.”  It's a common recommendation that I make.  And for good reason. Pumpkins and winter squash are the perfect food for strengthening [...]

Roasted Roots With Rosemary, Sage And Balsamic

Roasted roots are a staple for my family in the late summer, fall and winter.  You can easily vary this recipe to use other roots like parsnips, rutabagas, or turnips. [...]

Autumn–Eating With The Seasons

Eating in Autumn Autumn corresponds to the Metal element in the 5 Element theory of Asian (Chinese) medicine and rules the Lungs and Colon.    To embrace Autumn choose foods [...]

Autumn’s Energetics–The Season Of The Metal Element

Autumn's arrival shifts the Qi that had been expanding outward (Yang) in the Summer to begin to shift inward (Yin).  We glide through Late Summer at the equinox and then [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Autumn, Common Conditions, My Blogs, Seasons|0 Comments

Grapes! Understanding The Energetics Of Grapes

Summer is surrendering to Late Summer and Autumn--which means the grapes are ripening--harvest will be a bit early this year. As a child on my grandparent's small farm, I delighted in [...]

The Lungs In Asian Medicine–The Delicate Organs & Minister To Emperor

Breathe, baby breathe. As I write this Boise and much of the Northwest is weighted down under heavy smoke from wildfires. I have been cautioning clients, friends and family to be [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments